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    The Beginner's Guide to Social Media Success

    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
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    Five Ways to Stay Organized

    Five Ways to Stay Organized
    Getting organized is on many a busy admin’s to-do list. But once you’ve set up systems to tame the clutter, staying organized can be a continual challenge. “You are always going in 10 different directions,” says admin-turned-author Jamie Novak, who wrote 1,000 Best Quick and Easy Organizing Secrets. “You are interrupted often, plus you need to keep everything at your fingertips, ...
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    Toxic Bosses: How to Live with the S.O.B.

    Toxic Bosses: How to Live with the S.O.B.
    About two years ago I landed my dream job as a territory manager for a midsize technology company. I knew the sister of my prospective boss; she had been a business partner of mine for a number of years. She is a very relaxed, hardworking salesperson, and is well-known in the industry for being professional and effective. Unfortunately, the calm, effective, ...
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    Depression at Work

    Depression at Work
    How serious is depression on the job? According to nationwide labor reports and studies, it's more serious than most of us realize. Here are some shocking statistics: • Depression accounts for close to $12 billion in lost workdays each year. • More than $11 billion in other costs accrue from decreased productivity due to symptoms that sap energy, affect work habits ...
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    How to Write an Effective, Polite, and Useful E-mail

    How to Write an Effective, Polite, and Useful E-mail
    Like many forms of communication, e-mail is no less susceptible to the vagaries of shorthand, slang, jargon and plain silliness Think before you press send. It’s all too easy to bombard the people around you with a continuous stream of thought-bites via email. Whether you’re an office newbie or you have simply fallen into bad e-habits, it’s time to take stock ...
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    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter

    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter
    The knowledge of business etiquette applies to all, whether you’re a successful business executive or a recent college graduate just entering the business world. We can all use gentle reminders of how to behave appropriately in our day-to-day business life. There may be times when you find the adage true that “you don’t know what you don’t know”, so it behooves ...
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    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular

    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular
    Gossip is and will always be a part of the work environment. Whether it’s during a quick chat over a morning cup of coffee or a marathon session at happy hour, we’ve all started or repeated a rumor about someone in their absence. In fact, employees gossip up to sixty-five hours a year at work, according to a July 2002 survey ...
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    Seven Guidelines for Gesturing When You Speak

    Seven Guidelines for Gesturing When You Speak
    When I coach executives who want to become more effective speakers, or when I direct a presentation skills seminar, there’s one question I hear repeatedly: "How should I gesture when I give a speech?" Usually, the questioner goes on to say: "I feel awkward enough just trying to remember my speech. Then the tension escalates when I realize that my audience ...
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    Cubicle Etiquette 101

    Cubicle Etiquette 101
    Do you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when you're on the phone? Do you feel that you are not being respected when you are doing something urgent and people just barge in on you? If you work in a cubicle, here are some guidelines to follow for good cubicle etiquette: -You see the person you wish to talk ...
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    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good

    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good
    What is the measure of an administrative professional? Some would say it’s all about helping your manager do his job well, AKA making your boss look good. With that in mind, we asked professionals who have been on both sides of the relationship what admins can do to help their bosses shine as brightly as possible. Here are their top 10 ...
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    Eight Ways to Take a Day for Yourself

    Even if you absolutely love your job you probably need a little mini-vacation from the office from time to time. You really, really could use a day off? Need a little bit of time to yourself for some much-needed rest and relaxation? Can’t bring yourself to be honest about it to your boss? Don't worry, we totally understand. It's important to ...
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    AdminSecret's Featured Writers and Partners

    AdminSecret is lucky to host content from some of the most highly acclaimed and seasoned professionals in the administrative field. From authors to bloggers to a toy company, AdminSecret aims to deliver expert, applicable and fun advice and tips from the best in the business. Check out our list of Featured Authors and be sure to glance at their sites, too! ...
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    Tips for Successful Event Planning

    Tips for Successful Event Planning
    Event planning can turn even the most capable person into a ball of nerves. But if you've been selected to plan your company's next holiday party, awards banquet or open house, relax. Our helpful tips can make the process go more smoothly and successfully. Initial Considerations First, consider how you want your event to look and feel. Think about: What kind ...
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    Tis' Better to Give than Receive? eGfits on AdminSecret

    Tis' Better to Give than Receive? eGfits on AdminSecret
    AdminSecret loves this entertaining and interactive feature, "eGifts":http://www.AdminSecret.com/gifts/new. Now you can give a variety of fun gifts to all of your friends. +*Give a Gift*+ You can use your personal points bank to give other AdminSecret users gifts. The balance of your points bank increases at the same rate that your reputation score increases. Each gift you give will reduce your ...
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    Office Exercises: Core and Back/Balance

    Office Exercises: Core and Back/Balance
    About Core Strength/Balance Exercises Each year, U.S. hospitals have 300,000 admissions for broken hips, and falling is often the cause of those fractures. Balance exercises can help you stay independent by helping you avoid the disability - often permanent - that may result from falling. As you will see, there is a lot of overlap between strength and balance exercises; very ...
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    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work

    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work
    Admit it… we all have someone in our work life that can grate on our nerves - sometimes a lot. It may be your boss, your subordinate or a peer. It might be an on-going annoyance or just at particular times. While, ideally, we’d like to change the situation, the reality is that any time we work with a group of ...
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    Organizing Your Desk for Optimum Efficiency

    Organizing Your Desk for Optimum Efficiency
    From the original blog post "Organizing Your Desk for Optimum Efficiency" While I am not a stickler for a neat desk (anyone who works with me will tell you that my desk is not the epitomy of neatness), a certain amount of organization is necessary in our field. We generally have so many daily, weekly, and monthly tasks, not to mention ...
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    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office

    How to Make Friends in and out of the Office
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
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    Improve Your Writing Skills

    Improve Your Writing Skills
    As more business communications are conducted through email, instant messaging, PowerPoint presentations and other written forms, writing ability can help today's professionals set themselves apart. The ability to write clearly in reports or white papers is necessary to advance. "Rightly or wrongly, people judge their colleagues based on their writing ability," says R. Craig Hogan, director of the Business Writing Center ...
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    4 Tips to Handle a Sabotaging Coworker

    4 Tips to Handle a Sabotaging Coworker
    We all like to think of our coworkers as friends, but what happens when you become the target of a coworker's dirty politics? Here are some strategies that can help you keep the peace without losing your edge, shared by fellow soldiers on the office wars' front lines. Take Precautions It is wise to have some good measures in place to ...
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